For Today: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
I am hearing.....
the heat kicking on. I am not a fan of putting the heat on too early in the Fall as it seems to lead to dry skin, static everywhere, chapped lips, etc., but it was feeling really cold in this house last night. My numb feet could attest to this.
I am wearing......
light blue long sleeved jammie tee, and light blue striped jammie pants. I also have my sage green throw over my shoulders. With the heat on, I am still chilly. I would love to move to Florida....if my entire family would come with us. Guess I better adapt to the cold.
Outside my window......
seems cloudy so far. And it's only about 46 degrees.....brrrrrr.
(I miss summer!)
I am thinking.......
I miss summer!....and I hope we can get through these cold viruses soon, so we can start enjoying some of the fun outdoor events of Fall.
a positive attitude yesterday. Even though we couldn't make it to the Fall Festival like we usually do (because of Evan and I being sick), Alexa came up with the idea of decorating for Halloween. And so that, along with watching some fun Halloween movies, eating popcorn, ordering pizza, putting on a Halloween CD and jamming with Glow Sticks to Monster Mash and other "Scary" tunes, saved the day from being a total bummer. My kids were rockin' out in the dark with glowing rings all over their bodies. They used the glow sticks as drum sticks, and had a blast.
I am reading...........
Caddie Woodlawn. I am working my way through all the books on our shelves. I need to get some grown up reads, I really do, but in the meantime, I read what's available. I am really enjoying books....more than I have in years!
In my prayers...........
my mom and aunt who are on retreat.....for their safe return home. For my dad, whose health always concerns me. I'm so glad I got to talk to him last night. It was a short conversation because I have laryngitis, but at least he knows I was thinking of him, as always. For all unborn babies everywhere. That they will be welcomed into the world by their loving mothers and fathers and seen as the true gift they are.
I was hoping.....
to participate in the prolife chain that reaches across our town today. We always try to participate in the prayer chain, showing our support for an end to the tragedy of abortion. But being sick this year means we'll have to miss.
I am hoping......
The 40 Days for Life recently began, so I hope to be a physical part of that sometime over the next few weeks. The innocent victims of abortion are always in our prayers, but I would like to more fully participate, once we are well, by praying outside the local abortion clinic.
From the kitchen..........
bbq chicken pizza, pulled bbq chicken sandwiches, salsa chicken, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, green pepper casserole etc. Back to the warm-your-house-and-tummy recipes of the cold weather months.
As for education.......
(prepare yourself for some bragging) my oldest attends public high school. She did so well last school year that her GPA earned her an award at her school. There were only 60 in the school of 2000! We are proud of her hard work and dedication.
Skylar is taking classes at a nearby church and she is enjoying herself (and learning) a lot. The classroom environment is fairly new to her (other than CCD and VBS) and she's handling it well. She's made a few friends, too.
And Alexa is working hard on her schoolwork. She's a bright girl and works well independantly, for the many of her subjects.
Evan hasn't had "school" for the past week due to illness. Colds...go away! Right now!
The liturgical year.....
Feast of The Guardian Angels:
Angel of God, My Guardian Dear,
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day, be at my side,
To light and guard
To rule and guide
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I hope your weekend is/was cozy and enjoyable! Make every day count!